This is my 9th year teaching special education. It is my fifth year teaching autistic support. Special education is truly my passion. I have also facilitated several professional developments for teachers and support staff. During the summer I am the special education coordinator at an inclusion-based summer camp.
Differentiate, differentiate, differentiate!!! Incorporate lots of hands-on learning and sensory-based activities. Keep your data! Set up a great centers/ rotation schedule...just a few ideas! Overall, I believe in individualized instruction across settings. Every child can learn, and no child learns in the same way. I always keep an open-mind and think outside of the box. If a child isn't learning, I change my approach. Always keep an open mind and an open heart <3
*2013/2014 Autism Teacher of Excellence Award *Honored as an "Expert Teacher for Autistic Support" *Presented professional development to other staff members in regards to the function and treatment of challenging behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorders
BA in Elementary/ Special Education and Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism
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English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Government, World Language, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Communication Disorders, Education, Other, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Speech Therapy, Winter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, American Sign Language, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Vocational Education, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Phonics